Kustera, Frank.

Biography

Kustera, Frank (Frane Kustera; Kustern; Frank/Arnold Kustera); b. October 12, 1904, Preko, Croatia; Croatian American; One and a half years prior military service;  Single; Laborer and Foodworker; CP 1933; No passport issued; Domicile NYC; Arrived in Spain on January 6, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln BN; Returned to the US on May 30, 1938 as a stowaway aboard the Normandie; possible but unlikely to be a deserter; Later deported; WWII, OSS serving with the Yugoslavian Partisans; d. 1947.
Source: Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; Americans; Repatriation List (1/29/1938, ll. 99 (RGASPI; South Slav; Spisak, in Spanija, 5 : 539; L-W Tree Ancestry.